Daily Stats (Updated 4/17/2020 at 5:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 70 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 7,482 specimens for testing
- Discharged 131 patients
- 170 employees quarantined; 34 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for graphs showing a running total of specimens collected for testing and positive cases hospitalized.
If You’ve Recovered From COVID-19, You May Be Able To Help
As part of the Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Study, we are asking for blood donations from COVID-19 survivors to help treat patients currently battling the virus. All donations collected by Lee Health stay in our community and will be used exclusively for our patients.
Like in any clinical research study, it is unknown if the treatment will be therapeutic, and there are risks involved. Participation in the study is based on the protocol’s preset exclusion and inclusion criteria and the availability of an appropriate blood-type matched unit of convalescent plasma. Being admitted to Lee Health with COVID-19 does not guarantee a patient will qualify for this trial, and even if a patient does qualify, because of probable limited convalescent plasma supplies, the patient may not be enrolled in this study and receive convalescent plasma. All participants are required to sign a consent form from the Mayo’s Institutional Review Board, a committee tasked with protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects.
If you have recovered from COVID-19, have been symptom-free for at least two weeks, and later tested negative for the virus, please consider donating blood to help others in their recovery. Email COVID.plasma@LeeHealth.org to volunteer.
Cape Coral Mobile Collection Site Closed Sunday, April 19
As we have for the past few weeks, we will again close the Cape Coral mobile collection site on Sunday, April 19. The Fort Myers location will be open for appointments. As a reminder, patients need a physician’s order and an appointment to have their specimen collected.
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